Gourmet Magazine lists America’s Top 50 restaurants. Two from Portland make the list:
Higgins at 28, and Paley’s Place at 46. Seattle has one, Canlis. I’ve never been there. Interestingly enough, Los Angeles only had one, Providence at number 35. For it’s size, I’ve never thought LA was a particularly good restaurant town. Apparently, neither do they.
What? The Mercury has a serious article on food! Shocking but true. Recently arrived intern from England, Matt Davis, gets a full page called “Liver Let Live”, the scene of Foie Gras in Portland, complete with tons of soundbites from a who’s who of Portland chefs. You can check it out here.
I’ve been walking past Trust: A Lounge at the foot of the Elizabeth building since March of 2005, or the “coming soon” signs anyway. Now a brief blurb in the Oregonian says it’s finally opening, complete with a doorman and $9.00 drinks. Sounds like they won’t let you in unless they think you are dressed appropriately. Insert rolling eyes here. There was quite a bit of controversy from residents of the building over the potential noise and traffic. Maybe that’s the reason for the attitude; keep out the undesirables and keep the HOA happy.
Liz Gadberry over at the Portland Tribune, confirms some of my speculation from last week. The Pork Store will not be opening. Apizza Scholls will be expanding into the space to add additional seating. They hope it will happen by the second week in October..